Fourth Class of Ochsner Clinical School Graduates Participate in Match Day

NEW ORLEANS – Today, medical students across the nation celebrated the next phase in their journey to become physicians when they received their results from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). This included students with the Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans where 51 of the 55 students who entered the Match received residency spots for a 93% Match rate.

The Ochsner graduates will soon be at hospitals across the country, including Rutgers, Boston University, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Clinic, University of South Carolina, University of Connecticut and University of Alabama Birmingham. In New Orleans, Ten graduates are returning to Ochsner for residencies in Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Anesthesiology, Urology, Orthopedics and Ophthalmology.

“We’re very proud to see our students embarking on residencies at prestigious institutions across the country, including right here at Ochsner,” said Dr. William Pinsky, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Ochsner Health System, and Head, Ochsner Clinical School. “Our program offers a unique, global medical school experience and our continued success in Match Day reinforces the cutting edge education these future doctors are receiving.”

The students graduated in December 2015 and will begin their residencies in July 2016. Ochsner Clinical School students complete two years of study at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, followed by two years of clinical study at Ochsner. This innovative medical education program that spans two continents was established in 2009 with a strong focus on the primary care field.

The Ochsner Clinical School program continues to grow. Currently, 236 students are enrolled in the first two years of the program in Australia. In New Orleans, there are 122 students in their third year and 100 in their fourth year.

For more information on the Ochsner Clinical School, visit academics.ochsner.org.

Find out more about the 2016 Main Residency Match, the largest on record, from the National Resident Matching Program.

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The Ochsner Clinical School, established in 2008, offers students the unique opportunity to be part of a truly global medical school experience. The Ochsner Clinical School is a partnership with the University of Queensland in Australia where students spend their first two years of study on the Brisbane campus, followed by the year three and four clinical education in the Ochsner Health System hospitals and clinics. Through this program, students from the United States can experience the benefits of both a world-class university and a world-class healthcare organization. Find out more at academics.ochsner.org/ocs.aspx.

Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 28 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across six specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees and over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 1,000 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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